jug band

noun
a small group of performers who play chiefly blues or folk music on makeshift or very simple instruments, as washboards, harmonicas, kazoos, and empty jugs, the latter being played by blowing across the openings.
Compare spasm band.


Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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jug band
 
n
a small group playing folk or jazz music, using empty jugs that are played by blowing across their openings to produce bass notes

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His early musical influences were somewhat incongruous: folk, delta blues and jug band music.
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